Eyecandy

The series, Eyecandy, is a visual investigation of alternative lifestyles that escape the mainstream consumeristic gaze.

The series, Eyecandy, is a visual investigation of alternative lifestyles that escape the mainstream consumeristic gaze. Through this exploration I constantly balance my interest in the spectacle of mundane daily life and my yearning for untamed wildness. Eye-catching photos are the familiar byproduct of excessive consumerism. They provide a constant stimulation to our visual sweet-spot in a similar way to how fast food and fast fashion momentarily satisfy our other needs. Eyecandy as a body of work often utilises irony in an attempt to expose the status quo of our consumerist society. The photographs have juxtaposed LED advertising screens sited in shopping malls with displays of animal taxidermy; hyper-realistic game projection that includes blood stains in the snow; and marginalized Shamanic practitioners who gather to feast away from the city. The series seeks to pose a crucial question: How can we make life choices when we have become increasingly un-self aware about the absurdity of the spectacle of our own lifestyles.

© Wenkai Wang - Cactus
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Cactus

© Wenkai Wang - Thousand Origami Cranes
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Thousand Origami Cranes

© Wenkai Wang - Wild Field
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Wild Field

© Wenkai Wang - LED
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LED

© Wenkai Wang - Spring Water
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Spring Water

© Wenkai Wang - Man on Yacht
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Man on Yacht

© Wenkai Wang - Christmas Light
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Christmas Light

© Wenkai Wang - Angels
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Angels

© Wenkai Wang - Aftereffect
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Aftereffect

© Wenkai Wang - Dead Chicken
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Dead Chicken

© Wenkai Wang - Strength
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Strength

© Wenkai Wang - Pachamama
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Pachamama

© Wenkai Wang - Back Window
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Back Window

© Wenkai Wang - Shaman Feast
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Shaman Feast

© Wenkai Wang - Yellow Sock
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Yellow Sock

© Wenkai Wang - Target
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Target

© Wenkai Wang - Black Dog
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Black Dog

© Wenkai Wang - Blood Stain
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Blood Stain

© Wenkai Wang - Butterfly
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Butterfly